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Comedic Early Television: ''Burns and Allen'' (Episode: ''George's Birthday'')




An episode of the 1950's television comedy "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show". In this episode, Gracie finds a reminder to "throw a party", but cannot remember what is supposed to have a party for.


Run time 29:55
Production Company CBS Television Network
Audio/Visual Sound, Black and White


Reviews

Reviewer: Earlon - - February 21, 2010
Subject: A catalog site for Classic TV shows
If you like Classic TV from of the 50's, I found a catalog site that makes it easy to find and watch episodes streaming from Archive.org at:

The Classic TV Channel

There are currently over 400 individual episodes of about 30 different programs, and the site is growing day by day. Check it out!
Reviewer: LeGrande - - August 30, 2009
Subject: George talking directly to the audience ... foreshadowing Seinfeld?
I've always noticed the parallels between Seinfeld and Burns and Allen. These shows are awesome and deserve to be preserved and restored as much as possible.
Reviewer: Freddie Jaye - - July 23, 2009
Subject: five stars, unseen
Haven't even finished downloading this one, abd its already worth five stars.My daughter -- who's 27 -- laughs out loud at this show. She's accustomed to TV with lots of sexy/potty talk, and marvels at how flat-out funny this old stuff is WITHOUT resorting to trash.

Spin your TV dial, and see why this show would never make it today.
Reviewer: Seto-Kaiba_Is_Stupid - - July 21, 2009
Subject: I Uploaded This
I know, I should stop reviewing my own items.

This show, as noted by other reviewers, is fairly timeless (in case my usernname didn't give it away. I am fairly young). The show holds up very well, fair better than some shows made decades later. Perhaps, if other sitcoms on here are to judge, 1950's comedy was by it's nature less-topical than some other decades ("Texaco Star Theatre" being the one real exception).

I love the unexpected guest star at the end!
Reviewer: Karltonthedoorman - - July 15, 2009
Subject: George's Birthday
Part of what I like about this series is that George is able to talk directly to the audience. They also make a very good use of guest stars. I sometimes wonder if a show like this could survive today.
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